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Nearly Zero Staff Turnover

The Assisted Living care industry nationwide has a very high rate of staff turnover. We have nearly zero staff turnover. That adds to the profitability of a business when you don’t have to hire and train new people all the time. It also adds to the continuity of patient care.

Dee DeLuca, Executive Director, Living Well Group, Bristol, VT

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2016-04-19T13:57:24-07:00

Dee DeLuca, Executive Director, Living Well Group, Bristol, VT

The Assisted Living care industry nationwide has a very high rate of staff turnover. We have nearly zero staff turnover. That adds to the profitability of a business when you don’t have to hire and train new people all the time. It also adds to the continuity of patient care.

Excellent value from training courses

I learned so much from your “Foundations of Sociocracy” and “Facilitating Sociocracy” courses, and I use the skills in every meeting and every organization I’m in...everyone has a chance to speak - that is an important skill I learned in the training. The quieter people often have very useful things to say. I learned how to get people to stick to the subject, rather than going off on tangents during a meeting. Sociocracy has been a huge boost to my abilities to facilitate meetings and lead organizations. I highly recommend these courses.

Deborah Groban Olson, Attorney at Law, PLLC; Board Chair & Governance Committee Facilitator, Once Again Nut Butter; Founder and Retired Executive Director, Center for Community-based Enterprise; Board member, Circle Pines Center.

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2020-03-04T13:19:56-08:00

Deborah Groban Olson, Attorney at Law, PLLC; Board Chair & Governance Committee Facilitator, Once Again Nut Butter; Founder and Retired Executive Director, Center for Community-based Enterprise; Board member, Circle Pines Center.

I learned so much from your “Foundations of Sociocracy” and “Facilitating Sociocracy” courses, and I use the skills in every meeting and every organization I’m in...everyone has a chance to speak - that is an important skill I learned in the training. The quieter people often have very useful things to say. I learned how to get people to stick to the subject, rather than going off on tangents during a meeting. Sociocracy has been a huge boost to my abilities to facilitate meetings and lead organizations. I highly recommend these courses.

Professional Support Pays Off

My advice to organizations planning on implementing sociocracy is to get assistance from a sociocracy consultant. Doing that improved and speeded up the process for us, rather than leaving us to reinvent the wheel, which can be time consuming and costly.

Richard Heitfield, President, Creative Urethanes, Winchester, Virginia

The Sociocracy Consulting Group
2017-06-27T16:21:16-07:00

Richard Heitfield, President, Creative Urethanes, Winchester, Virginia

My advice to organizations planning on implementing sociocracy is to get assistance from a sociocracy consultant. Doing that improved and speeded up the process for us, rather than leaving us to reinvent the wheel, which can be time consuming and costly.

Feels Natural

Sociocracy is a process that feels natural. It's like getting a new game from the toy store. Some games you're agonizing over the rule book trying to figure it out. Other games you're playing within 15 minutes – sociocracy is like that. A person coming into the company can quickly plug in. And the decision making process speaks for itself.

Joe Garrison, Co-owner, Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe cooperative

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2017-06-27T15:41:15-07:00

Joe Garrison, Co-owner, Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe cooperative

Sociocracy is a process that feels natural. It's like getting a new game from the toy store. Some games you're agonizing over the rule book trying to figure it out. Other games you're playing within 15 minutes – sociocracy is like that. A person coming into the company can quickly plug in. And the decision making process speaks for itself.

Best Approach in 25 Years

Sociocracy is the best approach to organizational design that I have seen in twenty-five years of consulting.

Ira Chaleff, Founder and President of Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates

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2017-06-27T15:58:49-07:00

Ira Chaleff, Founder and President of Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates

Sociocracy is the best approach to organizational design that I have seen in twenty-five years of consulting.

Visitor awed by trust and open communication

Sociocracy has allowed us to have open-hearted conversations about emotionally-laden topics and develop policies we were not able to handle before. One visitor, new to sociocracy, was in awe of the trust and open communication in our meeting.

Cynthia Kennedy, Founding Member, Open Floor International

The Sociocracy Consulting Group
2017-07-03T10:37:55-07:00

Cynthia Kennedy, Founding Member, Open Floor International

Sociocracy has allowed us to have open-hearted conversations about emotionally-laden topics and develop policies we were not able to handle before. One visitor, new to sociocracy, was in awe of the trust and open communication in our meeting.

Fewer Meetings, Better Decisions

We adopted sociocracy and all of a sudden there is a room full of empowered people helping make decisions. People feel different. I’d say that at the end of 100% of our circle meetings - where we set policy - everyone says, 'My goodness. I feel so much more energized.' We have fewer meetings over time as we’ve implemented sociocracy, the decisions are better, and the follow-through is better because everyone’s on board.

Paul Kervick, Outreach Coordinator and Board Member, Vermont

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2016-04-19T14:07:50-07:00

Paul Kervick, Outreach Coordinator and Board Member, Vermont

We adopted sociocracy and all of a sudden there is a room full of empowered people helping make decisions. People feel different. I’d say that at the end of 100% of our circle meetings - where we set policy - everyone says, 'My goodness. I feel so much more energized.' We have fewer meetings over time as we’ve implemented sociocracy, the decisions are better, and the follow-through is better because everyone’s on board.

Powerful Decisions

Watching a group of people in the same business with differences of opinion make decisions they all agree to in 15-20 minutes is a powerful thing. After seeing that, new people will want to learn it.

Joe Garrison, Co-owner, Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe cooperative

The Sociocracy Consulting Group
2017-06-27T15:42:40-07:00

Joe Garrison, Co-owner, Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe cooperative

Watching a group of people in the same business with differences of opinion make decisions they all agree to in 15-20 minutes is a powerful thing. After seeing that, new people will want to learn it.
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